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Rhyme and Punishment

Andrew Mueller, Guardian, The, 21 February 2004

YOU MAY HAVE heard this yarn – it's one of those things people email each other, that they might share a chuckle at the foibles of our American cousins. It's the one about how a Florida judge, Jeffrey Swartz, sentenced a motorist, whose car stereo had breached commendably strict noise nuisance ordinances, to listen to La Traviata.

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